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Sup on Shrubs – Fall Edible Wild Plants course

at The Resiliency Institute - Naperville

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Naperville, Suburbs
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd
At McDonald Farm
Naperville, Illinois 60565
Field trip to the instructor’s yard on Saturday, October 3rd from 2-4 pm.
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this horticulture class:

Learn over 70 edible wild plants that you can forage in the fall during this five week course that includes both classroom instruction and field trips. Prepare food with what you forage and share with the class. This course is part of our Edible Wild Plant Certificate Program, so with just three additional courses and passing exam scores
you can join our past graduates and begin to lead your own foraging walks.

This course will concentrate on edible berries and teas in the Aster, Grass, Heath, Honeysuckle, and Rose families. This is the fall class for those earning their Edible Wild Plants Certificate.

Suggested Materials:
One book to identify edible plants
  • Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern & Central North America, Lee Peterson & Roger Tory Peterson, Peterson Field Guide Series, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA, 1999
  • Edible Wild Plants, Thomas S. Elias & Peter A. Dykeman, Outdoor Life Books, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., NY, 1982
  • Abundantly Wild, Teresa Marrone, Adventure Pub., Inc., Cambridge, MA, 2004
  • The Foragers Harvest and/or Nature’s Garden, Samuel Thayer, Forager’s Harvest, WI 2006, 2010
A comprehensive recipe book
  • Wild Plant Family Cookbook, Patricia K. Armstrong, 1997
Class Requirements:
  • Experience in Plant Identification.
  • Students should have an inquiring mind and willingness to try new foods
  • Students are expected to attend every class: all absences must be made up
  • Students are expected to take notes on plants in class and participate in class activities including the field trip regardless of weather
  • Students are to prepare at least one wild plant and evaluate it as food
  • Students desiring to earn a Edible Wild Plant Certificate will have to pass an exam identifying 50-70 wild plants

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Refund Policy
A full refund will be given for any classes that TRI cancels. For 2-3 hour classes a full refund will be given if a cancellation request is made up to 48 hours prior to the class. A refund for full day or weekend courses will be offered up to 1 week prior. Please email us at [email protected] to let us know of your cancellation request.

If you have registered for the class, do not show up, and do not communicate your absence prior to the class, then you will be charged the full class fee. Instructors are compensated for teaching so it is important that we respect their preparation and teaching time.


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We are located on The Conservation Foundation's McDonald Farm in south Naperville. There is a long driveway on the north side of Knoch Knolls Road a 1/2 mile from Ring Road. Entrance to the parking area is to the right of the driveway just before the driveway circles.

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